The Cost of Poor National Maternity Leave Policies

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The New York Times published a graphic over the weekend that is currently making the rounds on social media showing paid maternity leave policies in every country in the world. The striking thing about the graphic for American readers is … Continue reading → Leadership Organizational Change Uncategorized benefits maternity leave resiliency

The Skinny on Maternity Leave Laws

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When it comes to maternity leave, most people expect that it is paid benefit offered by all employers when, in all actuality, it is not. Maternity leave will generally fall into one of two categories ; your typical maternity disability or medical leave and family medical leave (FMLA). Then, if additional time is needed after that initial six to eight weeks, that time may come out of family medical leave. HR maternity leave

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Essential Power Tips For Parents Going Back To Work After Maternity Leave

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Leaving your little one at home is stressful enough without considering how the dynamics of your job may have changed while you were away on maternity leave. Here are some power tips for getting back into the swing of things after maternity leave. Transitioning from maternity leave, this will help take the edge off of your first day when you’ll likely have a mountain of work to get through and make your time at the office less stressful.

Study: Women Who Took Paid Maternity Leave Earn Less

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The United States lags behind European countries when it comes to maternity leave. Federal law only requires 12 weeks of unpaid leave if the mother qualifies. To qualify under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you must: Work for a company that has 50 or more employees in a 75 miles radius Have worked for a minimum of 1250 hours in the past 12 months Worked for at least 12 months for this company (although consecutive work isn’t required).

Top Four: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave Problem

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This week Marissa Mayer announced that she is pregnant with twins and will again be taking a paltry two week leave after their birth. In her Tumblr announcement Mayer said that because her pregnancy was “normal” with few predicted complications, and Yahoo was at a “unique” point, she felt that a working leave was the best choice for her. Why take such a short leave if not to demonstrate her capability to other (male) managers and leaders?

SR: Paternity/Maternity Leave

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Thursday, September 09, 2010 SR: Paternity/Maternity Leave Dear Evil HR Lady, My company does not have enough employees to qualify for FMLA. However, they are generously letting me take 14 weeks of maternity leave (2 weeks paid, the rest unpaid).

Why The U.S. NEEDS A Better Maternity Leave Policy

Career Realism

However, something a lot of working women struggle with once they decide to become mothers is whether or not they will be offered paid maternity leave, and whether or not they should take it. doesn't have a federal policy on paid maternity leave. That means it's up to the states to decide if new mothers get paid leave, and if so, how long the leave lasts and how much they're compensated. are starting to get on board with paid parental leave, though.

“While on Maternity Leave, can I attend a trade conference?”

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As a general rule of thumb, it’s the Mother’s Leave of Absence; she is free to do as she pleases while on it. In my 30+ years as an employment attorney, I have never heard of any law or company policy that stipulates what a new Mom can do, or cannot do, while on her Maternity Leave. It is her right, her leave, her time, her baby, and her business what she does on that leave of absence. Considering not returning after Maternity Leave?

Parents in the Workplace: Tips for Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

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However, just as you’ve settled into your new life as a parent, everything is rearranged once again as your maternity leave is nearing its end. Returning to work after maternity leave brings many emotions. While you may be excited to begin working again and contribute to the family’s income, you’re likely hesitant to leave your infant for the first time. Career Advice Paternity Leave maternity leave returning to work baby work after baby

6 Ways to Plan for Employee Maternity Leave

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Planning for maternity leave can be just as daunting for an employer as it is for the employee. High-caliber, valued employees will be missed, however important and exciting the reason they go on leave. But employers who manage maternity leave as proactively and positively as possible are more likely to achieve a gender-balanced workforce and. 6 Ways to Plan for Employee Maternity Leave Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog.

SR: Paternity/Maternity Leave

Evil HR Lady

However, they are generously letting me take 14 weeks of maternity leave (2 weeks paid, the rest unpaid). If it were me, I'd allow both male and female employees the 12 weeks of leave. Chances are, very few men will take the leave, so the company doesn't lose anything and they are protected from a potential discrimination lawsuit. Of course, someone will pipe up that men in Sweden all take time off now, but they also get paid leave

Maternity Leave Problems

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We have an employee (paralegal) who is currently out of the office on maternity leave. Her work product prior to leaving was average. How can I (should I) do this while she is out on maternity leave? Not saying that things can't be hidden from managers, but when you wait until the person is out on maternity leave, it looks awfully suspicious. I’m the managing attorney at a small law firm.

Maternity Leave Problems

Evil HR Lady

We have an employee (paralegal) who is currently out of the office on maternity leave. Her work product prior to leaving was average. How can I (should I) do this while she is out on maternity leave? Not saying that things can't be hidden from managers, but when you wait until the person is out on maternity leave, it looks awfully suspicious. I’m the managing attorney at a small law firm.

Working During a Maternity Leave

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However, it is not an ideal world and due to finances, insurance, or career goals many new moms need to continue working even while on leave. Family Medical Leave Act (or FMLA) laws vary by state, but generally women or men are able to take 12 weeks off work after the birth of a child. Some tips for Moms who need to physically return to work before the end of a traditional maternity leave: 1. Tips At work maternity leave work

My Boss is Going on Maternity Leave and I'm Taking Her.

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Friday, July 16, 2010 My Boss is Going on Maternity Leave and Im Taking Her Responsibilities Dear Evil HR Lady, I was wondering about something: my boss is currently pregnant and I was asked to replace her during her six-months maternity leave. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

Get All the Facts on Maternity Leave

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“Mothers report being treated with kindness and respect during their leave, while others complain of being harassed by bosses, subjected to coworker complaints, and pressured to return to work early.&#. Having children can be a time of great joy. It can also be a time of major-league stress. And for working women, the anxiety

Paternity Leave is the New Maternity Leave

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Paternity leave is the time a father takes off work at the birth or adoption of a child, and when I first started working 13 years ago, no men I knew took it.    These days, more and more new dads are taking advantage of paternity leave, which is typically unpaid although some companies offer fathers paid time off ranging from a few days to a few weeks. Many men are concerned that they will be discriminated against for taking either paid or unpaid leave

4 Ways to Support Working Mothers in Your Organisation

The Undercover Recruiter

For new mums, making the transition back to work after maternity leave can be a difficult process. Employer creche DPG flexible working Maternity Leave remote working Sarah Aubrey working mothersBalancing work with parenting duties can be a serious struggle. To understand more about the struggles working mothers face during this time, and how businesses can best support them, HR training providers DPG have recently surveyed 1,000 UK. View Article.

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My Boss is Going on Maternity Leave and I'm Taking Her Responsibilities

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Dear Evil HR Lady, I was wondering about something: my boss is currently pregnant and I was asked to replace her during her six-months maternity leave. This involves about twice the responsibilities and work hours on top of managing three people. What happens salary-wise in these situations? Should I ask for raise? Stay silent and hope that the end-of-the-year bonus will make up for the bigger workload? Whatever you do, don't stay silent

Where Can You Get the Most Time Off Work?

The Undercover Recruiter

Employer Maternity Leave paid time off paternity leave resume.io sick leaveEveryone loves that feeling of walking out of work on the last day before a vacation, knowing that all the daily troubles of the job can be forgotten for a little while. Or that feeling of waking up ill and exhausted but knowing that you can call in sick and take time to recover, because. View Article. Where Can You Get the Most Time Off Work?

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my intern’s academic credit was revoked, boss keeps emailing on maternity leave, and more

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My boss keeps emailing from maternity leave. However, she’s recently been sending work emails out and messaging us on Skype a fair bit from her maternity leave. And even besides that, I believe that she may actually be breaking some rules by accessing her work emails and files while she’s on maternity leave. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My intern’s academic credit was revoked by his professor.

negotiating pay when filling in for a maternity leave, bankruptcy cooties, and more

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Negotiating pay if I fill in during my manager’s maternity leave. Recently, the manager I’m working with was told by her doc to go on early maternity leave, which leaves her post open for about 6 months. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Should I say something about my coworker regularly bringing her granddaughter to work? A part-time work colleague has started bringing her granddaughter to work regularly.

everything you need to know about maternity leave in the U.S.

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What kind of maternity leave is your employer required to offer? How do people manage to take unpaid leave? How long is a typical maternity leave? How can you ask about maternity leave benefits when you’re interviewing for a job, without implying you’re going to take it soon? Over at New York Magazine today, I answer a whole bunch of questions about maternity leave in the U.S.

update: I don’t think I want to come back from maternity leave

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Remember the letter-writer who wasn’t sure if she wanted to come back from maternity leave (#3 at the link; first update here )? A few commenters seemed disappointed in my decision to leave the workforce to care for a child. Here’s the update. I am excited to say that after being a stay at home parent for 15 months, I started a new part time position about two months ago!

Tech Giants Are Expanding Parental Leave — What About the Rest of Us?

Workology

Last week Netflix announced a new “unlimited” paid parental leave policy and Microsoft an expansion of their program to 12 weeks. This week Adobe announced their paid maternal leave benefits would expand to 26 weeks. Will the trend of increasing parental leave expand past the tech industry? Parental Leave Adds Value for Employees. At Adobe, the expansion of maternity leave wasn’t the only announcement.

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job candidates who won’t talk salary, demoted after maternity leave, and more

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I was demoted after my maternity leave. Just prior to my leave, a replacement was hired to take over my position as supervisor of a small department of hourly workers. Is it legal to return from maternity leave and be temporarily demoted? Absent unrelated reasons, they must return you the position you held before taking leave or an equivalent position. It’s five short answers to five short questions. Here we go….

Working with Working Mothers

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Nearly one in five (18 percent) working mothers have been forced to leave their jobs because a flexible working request has been turned down. Helping women returning from maternity leave back into the. Employer flexible working Maternity Leave new mother remote working working mothersIn a buoyant labour market, where despite uncertainty around Brexit, employers are continuing to recruit, we need all talent we can get.

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Are Babies Work? Or Is Your Work a Baby?

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Our first part covered tips for deciding whether it’s the right time (workwise) to start a family, and our second part was about preparing for your leave from work. Lifestyle Workplace Maternity Leave Paternity LeavePart 3: Welcome, baby! If you’ve been following our series, we’ve been discussing how to navigate the new world of family and work.

Baby on Board? Five Tips For Making Your Workplace Exodus Easy and Smooth

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Miscellaneous Workplace Maternity Leave PregnancySo, you’re buried in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and hanging on every word your doctor says. Maybe you’re all into Snickers bars (Halloween is coming up and they are on sale, after all!) or maybe you’re a kale smoothie kind of gal, but either way, the time has come… No, not to have [.].

4 Ways to Promote Gender Equality in the Workplace

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Employer diversity equality gender inequality Maternity Leave paternity pay gapDespite the strides we have made in gender inequality, female workers still get paid less than their male counterparts, with women significantly underrepresented in senior management roles. Discrimination and unequal pay is illegal, but the facts show that we still face huge obstacles in equal opportunities, and employers play a vital role in overcoming these. View Article.

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Mums: Use Your Career Break to Your Advantage

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Career Management Career break Maternity Leave MumsWhether you enjoy or dislike your job, are planning a long or a short break from work, this could be the ideal time to reflect and ponder over what you might like to do next. Use this time out to your advantage. As a Career Coach I work with a lot of mums. Some have been out of work. View Article. Mums: Use Your Career Break to Your Advantage. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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should I stay in touch while I’m on maternity leave?

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A reader writes: I manage a team of 7, and I have worked hard the past 6 months to prepare for my 12 weeks of maternity leave. I feel like I’m leaving everyone in good hands and will a well-thought-out plan. My question is, should I keep in contact while I’m on maternity leave? Additionally, whatever you decide about your own degree of contact, make sure that you do a lot of planning before you leave.

Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work

Workology

It’s also hot news whenever a tech giant or unicorn offers breast milk delivery or extends parental leave. Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. And while IBM and other tech companies are sending breast milk home when you’re stuck at the office or travelling for work, the necessity of breast milk delivery is a result of moms not being able to take full maternity leave.

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my department will fall apart if I get pregnant and take maternity leave

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I have every intention of accepting the job and know life will go on if I do get pregnant and need to take leave. I have some issues though: If I get promoted, and get pregnant right away, I would be out on leave during the busiest time of the year, putting undue hardship on my company. If I get promoted and pregnant, I feel like I wouldn’t be able to take any leave, as our department is busy non-stop, all day long.

should I take more maternity leave than I want to “set a good example” for other women in my organization?

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I am pregnant, and planning my maternity leave. I live in California, which has some unique laws surrounding allowed leave, so that basically, given a “typical” pregnancy, my job is protected while I am on leave from 36 weeks pregnant to 18 weeks after the date I give birth (there is some pregnancy disability leave allowed prior to 36 weeks if medically necessary).

Unlimited Vacation & Parental Leave – It’s Good to Be In the 1%

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There’s been a lot of buzz lately about unlimited vacation and parental leave. On August 4 th , 2015 Netflix’s Chief Talent Officer, Tawni Cranz announced a new unlimited leave policy for new moms and dads during the first year after a child’s birth or adoption. The company I work for, a la mode technologies recently announced a four-day workweek, as well as unlimited vacation and parental leave. ” Ultimately, unlimited vacation and leave is about trust.

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update from the reader whose male colleagues didn’t believe she’d return from maternity leave

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Remember the reader whose male colleagues kept making comments about how she wouldn’t return from maternity leave , despite her clear statements that she would be returning? Here’s her update: I’m presently out on maternity leave, actually. But after the column, I went and spoke to my manager and told her the comments that were being made and how I didn’t appreciate them and how they were unprofessional, etc.

Why We Need To Have A Serious Talk About Paternity Leave

Career Realism

Many companies in the United States offer family leave, maternity leave, or paternity leave, which allow new parents to take time off of work to care for their new child. However, new parents often struggle with the limited time and no compensation offered during family leave. New fathers, in particular, can face a difficult situation when taking leave. are less likely to offer paid paternity leave compared to paid maternity leave.

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Employers Provide Too Little Leave Time

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My first thought was employers are not providing enough leave. Statistics on Taking leave time. Military leave (17.2%). Maternity leave, paternity leave and adoption leave (8.6%). HR adoption leave annual leave dissatisfaction employer employment family and medical leave act highest unemployment rates labor leave management maternity leave military leave paternity leave sick leave Unemployment rate work life balance

maternity leave and hurt feelings, penalizing employees who won’t participate in wellness programs, and more

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I was hurt when the person I’m covering for maternity leave attended our Christmas lunch. I’m filling a maternity leave role with the agreement in place that I will be hired full-time. Over the holiday season, our unit had a Christmas lunch and when we showed up at the venue, the person I’m replacing (who is still on her maternity leave) was there waiting to join us for lunch. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

I’m being assigned “make up” work before maternity leave, coworker is pushing prescription pills, and more

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I’m being assigned “make up” work before my maternity leave. Knowing that I’m going on maternity leave in three months, he asked me to cover their shifts, on top of my own, in the two months preceding my leave. I know that my being on leave will be a burden to the rest of the librarians, so I’m afraid to look like I’m not being a team player. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

I got chastised for taking initiative, coworker secretly plans to quit after maternity leave, and more

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I know my coworker secretly plans to quit after her maternity leave. We have a temp coming in to transition her work during her leave from June to October. I think taking months of maternity leave pay and benefits, knowing you are going to quit shortly thereafter (within 2 months), is robbery and a truly bad thing to do. That said, even if you told HR, they can’t deny her the ability to use her leave, so her plan will go forward anyway.

male coworkers don’t believe I’m coming back after maternity leave

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My all-male coworkers have started bombarding me with doubt when I mention that I will be returning after my maternity leave. male coworkers don’t believe I’m coming back after maternity leave was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I’m currently the youngest member of my team and the only female non-manager within my team.